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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:33 AM
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Latest 419 scam
Do NOT even consider using this even if you have been ripped of yourself. It's just another 419 scam which has the cheek to us the name of the real guy at the EFCC who is trying to prevent such fraud.

email received yeterday :

FROM THE DESKTOP OF NUHU RIBADU OF THE ECONOMICAL FINANCIAL CRIME
COMMISSION.(EFCC)
212 ADEOLA MARTINS STREET
OFF ADESHINA TOKUNBO ROAD
VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS
NIGERIA.

URGENT FROM EFCC TO HELP YOU GET BACK YOUR FUND FROM SCAMMERS.

I am Mr. NUHU RIBADU the chairman of ECONOMICAL FINANCIALL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC).
EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states
(ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Western part of Africa.

We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of west African countries which includes (NIGERIA, REPULIC OF BENIN, TOGO, GHANA CAMEROUN AND SENEGAL) and they are all in our custody here in Lagos Nigeria. So many of this scam artists were caught with many fake documents, mails and millions of Dollars in hard currencies found with them and also from the bank where they starch this money into, gotten from their victims, with 90% of this mails coming from Europe, America, Asia and Australia continents.

This mail is been directed to you because your email was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard disk in our custody here in Nigeria. This artist claim that they are barristers and bank officials who have money for transfer and want you to be the next of kin of such funds which do not exist, they also claim that they are sons or relation to late presidents of some of our African countries in distress and some also say that they do have genuine cheque for you to cash and return the money to them,why some buy item and do not pay for it and also claim to be official's in lottery games.

So I will want you to feel free and send us a mail with respect to this development and tell us how you have been scammed so that we will have your money refunded back to you immediately, as we have this fund here in our custody protected by hard core insurance policy here in Nigeria which makes it safe and guaranteed, so by proper identification and verification of your claim, we will have them transferred to you through a direct wire to your account. I will crave your indulgence to be truthful in telling us the exact amount been swindled from you by this fraudsters.

So I will need your corporation in this crime fighting network, as our duty is to fight against corruption in West Africa and Africa as a whole. Waiting too hear from you soonest. Sorry for the grieve and discomfort this might have caused you.

DO REPLY TO THIS MAIL FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION:
scam_alert@excite.com

Best Regard
Nuhu Ribadu.( Chairman EFCC )
212 ADEOLA MARTINS STREET
OFF ADESHINA TOKUNBO ROAD
VICTORIA ISLAND,
LAGOS, NIGERIA.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:36 AM
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1. Anything that comes from a Lagos, Nigeria address is a scam.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:36 AM
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2. What are you talking about, I've helped 18 Nigerians get thier money

out of the country, my cut is comming.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:16 PM
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10. *snort*
:rofl:
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:38 AM
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3. Gotta love these guys!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:56 AM by GoneOffShore
They never stop trying.

If you want to have some fun, forward this to the guys at http://www.419eater.com

They scam the scammers. They even tricked a couple of them into getting tattoos.

Edited to fix link.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:44 AM
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4. Something wrong with your link
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 AM by edwardlindy
Try this : http://www.419eater.com /

Is that the one with the wooden computer keyboards and the plasticine animals on the sofa ? :rofl:

edit - found it. This is sooooooo funny : http://forum.419eater.com/john_boko.htm
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 AM
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5. Oh yeah!

Some of the scammers are as dumb as the guys who get caught by them. They certainly are greedy.

I usually forward the emails to the abuse department at their email account. Gets them closed down really quickly.

I have occasionally responded and asked them to call a certain 202 number and ask for Anna L. Lingus. :rofl:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:03 AM
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6. I usually send them this letter
And would you believe that I have had replies?

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for writing to me. I am Conchita and I am so poor that I have no last name, as my father could not afford one for me. We live on a small island in the South Pacific and are the only family that has lived here for the past one hundred years.

Unfortunately, we have eaten almost everything on the island except for the dirt and two skinny dogs that are too old to scratch fleas. Fortunately, we ate all the fleas so there are none left for the dogs to worry about.

I am so pleased that you have offered to send us all that money. We have not seen money for the last three generations as we have no place to spend it and no means of getting to a place where we could spend it if we wanted to. I can assure you that we will take excellent care of your funds and invest them wisely. Our plan for the money is as follows:

1. We want to build a deep-water port in Williwilli, our little lagoon here on the island.

2. We then want to bring in a barge with an electrical generator so that we can have electricity on the island once again. We haven't had electricity in over two hundred years because the last generator broke down and we have no parts to repair it.

3. We want to build a school here so the children can learn to read and write. It is really hard to create email messages with no electricity and no knowledge of reading or writing skills.

4. We then want to install a phone company so we can communicate with the outside world and meet more wonderful people like you and your blessed family.

5. We then want to build a satellite cable system so we can watch television and see all the latest fights in the world. We don't have those here and miss them very much. We think that we could probably hook up a computer to the cable or telephone lines so we could send email messages to our newfound friends when we get them.

6. We want to build a grocery store so we have a place to buy things like bubble gum and candy, something we have never had here.

7. We will then need to build a road from our cave to the grocery store so we can get there. Of course, we will need a car to drive on the road or there will be no point in having a road, will there?

8. If we get a car we will need gas and oil but maybe we could just take some from the electrical generator and save that money for a beauty salon, something we really need here. Have you seen the women around here? They are just awful looking.

9. Of course, we will have to build a church so we have a place to go and be thankful for the gifts you have offered us.

Once all these things have been completed, if there is any money left we would like to use it to build a house to live in. The hole we use for an outhouse is rapidly filling up since we began receiving your letters of appeal and we will need to move soon as the cave will be unbearable to live in during hot weather. Air conditioning in our new house would be nice too.

It is too bad that I am only eight years old. If I were older I could come and visit you if you sent me an airplane ticket and an airplane with pontoons on it so it could land in the lagoon. One of my grandchildren would like to come and visit you also, if you don't mind.

I shall patiently await the arrival of the next bottle with your message telling us when the money will be here. Thank you again, for your kind generosity; it is sincerely appreciated.


Conchita


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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:05 AM
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7. And I usually will send them this link.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:17 PM
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11. Replies?
:rofl:
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:58 PM
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8. E-Scamming must be a profitable cottage industry in Nigeria.



Seems like a lot of the bogus E-Mails originate there. I don't understand why they seem to flourish there. Do they get good protection from their government? Does the government get a piece of the action?




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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:14 PM
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9. The opposite in fact
I've seen film fo their anti fraud squad going into internet cafe's to arrest whoever happens to be there and giving them a good smacking at the time. What's happening is that where in the UK for example people dump computers those computers are being export to Nigeria. The Nigerians sell the hard drives to those who make a living out of using what info is retrievable to make a buck using contact lists and pass words etc. Wouldn't surprise if the same happens to old USA computers.

Any variant of the 419 scam relies on greed and stupidity. :)
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:20 PM
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12. Are people really that stupid?
Oh yeah...
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:55 PM
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13. I get these almost every day.
I used to collect different versions as I used to find them amusing, but gave up.

Another site where someone replied to a 419 scammer that is quite funny:

http://joshmadison.net/humor/spam_response /

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